Effective Treatment of Catatonia by Combination of Benzodiazepine and Electroconvulsive Therapy

Unal A., Bulbul F. , Alpak G., Virit O., Copoglu U. S. , Savas H. A.

JOURNAL OF ECT, vol.29, no.3, pp.206-209, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/yct.0b013e3182887a1a
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ECT
  • Page Numbers: pp.206-209


Objective: Catatonia, a motor dysregulation syndrome, can emerge in numerous psychiatric disorders, mainly in schizophrenia and mood disorders, and metabolic and endocrine disorders such as infections, toxic states, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury. In our study, we aimed to investigate demographic, clinical, and treatment-related characteristics of catatonic patients managed in our inpatient clinic.